My name is Joyce. I am 45 years old, married with two kids. I enjoy writing, photography, crocheting and baking.
I suffer from/have suffered from: Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Post-Partum Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Dermatillomania and Insomnia. I take Cymbalta and Abilify to manage my symptoms. I have been in therapy for about 15 years. I took a DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) program several years ago to learn how to manage my emotions better. I did a lot better until recently when a lot of stuff happened which is extremely difficult to deal with. I am revisiting my binders from that program and trying to implement those skills as needed.
I feel so alone a lot of the time, like no one can possibly understand what I’m going through. It’s so hard for people without BPD to understand what it’s like. I believe they can, but usually only to a point.
I am in the process of writing a book about Borderline Personality Disorder. I’m not sure what it’s going to be like. I’ll find out as I write it and it comes to me. I’ll find out right along with you as you read it.
Follow my blog on my path to recovery. I hope you will learn more about BPD along with me.
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Why did I create this image to represent my site? Because I need to show people that for those of us who suffer from BPD, it is in our DNA to think in terms of black-and-white, all-or-nothing, good-or-bad thinking. With proper tools, such as DBT, we can recover from BPD and live better, happier, healthier lives. We may always have to manage our intense emotions, but we are ok just the way we are. We need to be accepted as such, without judgement and advice, although well-intended. Please help me MAKE BPD STIGMA-FREE!
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And my newest venture! http://www.zazzle.ca/MakeBPDStigmaFree
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